Luis Montoya

26
Sep

Introducing our George Mason University SSDP chapter!

SSDP at George Mason University (GMU) was recently recognized as a Registered Student Organization (RSO). We’ve also met the criteria for being a Tier I RSO. This means our chapter will have access to school funding, rooms for larger events, catering, and other resources from the Office of Student Involvement at GMU!   This milestone was reached with the support
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26
Sep

Announcing the Resource Assessment and Manual/Community Organizing Toolkit (RAMCOT) Working Group!

RAMCOT (Resource Assessment and Manual/Community Organizing Toolkit) The RAMCOT working group will collaborate on updating SSDP’s resources as well as create new ones to increase accessibility and support members in organizing and activism. The group also researches ways to appeal to as many learning styles as possible in the development of our resources. The first step for the RAMCOT working
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26
Sep

Introducing the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter!

Join me in welcoming Atlas Trogdon ‘19 and the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter! Atlas wasted no time between getting in touch with their Movement Building Fellow and getting meetings going. I had the opportunity to ask Atlas a few questions about their experience getting this SSDP chapter going. Atlas learned about the group from a friend at
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9
Aug

Introducing the University of Houston SSDP chapter

Welcome to the network, University of Houston SSDP! Chapter leaders Chelsea Pederson ‘19 and Pierce Popson ‘19 recently reached out to Students for Sensible Drug Policy, separately, and have since been working together to get the University of Houston chapter established. I sat down with them to ask about their interest and experience this far.  How did you hear about
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7
Aug

Inter-chapter Collaborative Committee Working Group Update

Greetings from the Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee (ICC)! ICC exists to connect chapter members, alumni, staff, and board members to collaborate on large projects. Any member or alumnus is welcome to join the committee by joining our Slack and then completing this form to join working groups! You can find updates about our active working groups below. Please don’t hesitate to
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25
Jul

Be Interactive

Written by Erica Darragh ‘14, member of the SSDP Board of Directors Last weekend, Students for Sensible Drug Policy tabled at Bassnectar’s second annual fundraiser for his social change nonprofit, Be Interactive. We could not have hoped for a better night. Our action inventory included: 60 engagements to our action center for federal cannabis policy reform - participate in this
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9
Jul

Use your CAT points to get to the Reform Conference this fall

Our friends at Drug Policy Alliance are hosting their biennial Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri this November and they’ve generously allocated scholarship funding for members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy! The Reform Conference is the largest conference on the issue of drug policy reform. It brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs

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2
May

Introducing Indiana University at Pennsylvania SSDP!

Join us in welcoming Giovanni “Gio” Serrapere ‘19, Xavier Bennett ‘19, Kaitlyn “Kate” Adams ‘19, Morgan Glasser ‘19, and the rest of the newly founded Indiana University at Pennsylvania Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter! Gio, Kate, Xavier, and Morgan co-founded IUP SSDP earlier this month, and I had the privilege of interviewing the four of them to learn more

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15
Feb

Introducing our Rural Harm Reduction Policy Recommendations and Implementation Strategies

As a global network of students spanning vastly different communities and regions, it is important to give students the specific plans and tools necessary to create effective change in their neighborhoods. SSDP’s Rural Policy Working Group was created out of the desire of several students and SSDP alumni to collect and organize information to help activists in rural communities advocate

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25
Jan

James Madison University SSDPers Certified as Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response Trainers

The opioid overdose epidemic is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty. Student Leaders at James Madison University’s SSDP chapter know that not enough of their peers know what to do when faced with an opioid overdose. They know that it will take a community effort to address the Overdose Epidemic. That’s why, this

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